Extraordinary Gathering of Global CIO Executives to Present at the 2014 Houston CIO Executive Leadership Summit Top IT Leaders from Cameron, GE Oil & Gas, Hearst Newspapers, Hewlett-Packard, McDermott International, Sysco and Waste Management, Inc. Join More Than 20 Speakers to Address the "Big Shift" into the Global Digital Revolution

HOUSTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HMG Strategy, the leading producer of CIO Executive Leadership Summits in North America, in partnership with the Houston Chapter of the Society for Information Management, hosts the 2014 Houston CIO Executive Leadership Summit on March 5, 2014 at the Norris Conference Center – Houston/CityCentre.

Described as "the industry's most openly effective and dynamic peer-to-peer networking event," the annual summit will focus on the timely theme of Breakthrough Innovation:  Game-Changing Leadership Strategies and Business Models for Market Advantage.

"The timing of this summit is ideal, as we have entered a new phase in the history of the IT industry," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO, of HMG Strategy. "I call it 'The Big Shift' because it represents an enormous change in the way technology drives real business value in our interconnected digital global economy. With this in mind, we have gathered the most influential, forward-thinking and successful IT leaders to share their knowledge, experience and wisdom."

Industry luminary speakers include Faisal Asif, IT Director Global Oilfield Applications & Services, Baker Hughes; Delaney Bellinger, CIO, EP Energy L.L.P.; Puneet Bhasin, CIO & SVP of Logistics, Customer Service, and Strategic Accounts, Waste Management, Inc.; John Cannington, President and CEO, @hand; Twila Day, SVP & CIO, Sysco Corporation; Bhushan Ivaturi, CIO – Downstream & Technology Solutions, CIO – Acquisitions & Integrations, GE Oil & Gas; Roberta Kowalishin, VP, Web Technology and CIO, Hearst Newspapers; Paul Krueger, CIO, Stewart & Stevenson; Ashish Kumar, Chief Growth Officer, Avanade; Alfredo Maldonado, Sr. IT Director – Enterprise Process Leadership and Governance, Cameron; Michael McKiernan, VP Business Technology Solutions, Citrix Systems; Rob Phillips, Director of Solution Strategy, ServiceNow; Gregory Ryan, Senior Director Corporate Planning, Canon Information & Imaging Solutions, Inc.; Maurice Tayeh, VP & CIO, McDermott International, Inc.; Clif Triplett, Managing Partner, SteelPointe Partners LLP; Rusty Vickers, SVP, Product Management & Strategy – Application Delivery, CA Technologies; Dee Waddell, SVP, Chief Digital Officer & CIO, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.; Scott Wiest, CTO, Business Critical Systems – Americas, Hewlett-Packard Company; Atwell Williams, Senior Director, Office of the CTO, BMC Software; and Paul Yust, VP IT, Quanta Services.

Additionally, we have strategic partnerships with global and regional executive search firms that offer valuable advice in a session on the changing role of the CIO. Presenters include Renee Arrington, SVP, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; Jamey Cummings, Principal – Aerospace, Defense & Aviation Practice, Korn Ferry, Kay Fuhrman, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles and Gene Janiszewski, Managing Partner, Paradigm Group, Inc.

Sponsor partners include Avanade, BMC Software, BravoTECH, CA Technologies, Canon, Citrix, HP, Informatica, Okta, ServiceNow, TSA, and xMatters.

"The rapid adoption of newer technologies such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud makes this an extremely exciting and important period of time for CIOs and IT leaders," said Muller. "To be successful, they need to acquire relevant and timely leadership, innovation and transformation knowledge and skills to make the best decisions to drive real business value across the enterprise. There is no better way to do this than to attend the Houston CIO Executive Leadership Summit."

The 2014 Houston CIO Executive Leadership Summit is set for March 5 at the Norris Conference Center – Houston/CityCentre. For more details and to register, please go to www.hmgstrategy.com.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support to CIO/Senior IT executives by focusing on the 360-degree needs of the CIO/IT Leader. Our events and services raise thought leadership, knowledge sharing and networking to the highest level. HMG Strategy provides access to an international network of more than 60,000 CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. For more information about HMG Strategy and its unique portfolio of CIO/IT leadership resources, visit www.hmgstrategy.com or contact Hunter Muller at 203-221-2702 or via e-mail at hunterm@hmgstrategy.com.

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